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Vergenoegd Old Cape Colony Vintage 2008

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
John Faure
Main Variety
Tinta Barocca
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
20.6 %vol
pH
3.56
RS
89.5 g/l
TA
5.5 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Fortified
Style
Sweet
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Colour: Intense, dark ruby red with a crimson edge. Nose: Dried apricots, some nuttiness, with sweet strawberry and marshmallows. Palate: Sweet vanilla, black cherries and some mineral undertones. Complex, well-rounded palate with an everlasting aftertaste of dried fruits and Christmas pudding


Blend Information

50% Tinta Barocca, 50% Touriga Nacional

In The Vineyard

From our 2001 vintage we have used Tinta Barocca and Touriga Naçional grapes - moving closer towards the Portuguese style of port, which are usually a blend of cultivars rather than only one cultivar. This vintage of grapes are from two different blocks, a block of Tinta Barocca, and from a very promising block of Touriga Nacional.


About The Harvest

Harvesting takes place when the grapes are fully ripe and packed with flavours.


In The Cellar

The Tinta Barocca and Touriga Naçional are crushed together into traditional open fermentors (kuipe). We allow the must to start fermenting naturally (no yeast inoculation) and the cap is continuously punched down every four hours during fermentation for maximum colour and flavour extraction. When the desired amount of sugar has been fermented into alcohol the grapes are pressed and fortified with 80 vol % brandy spirits and aged in old 225 liter French oak barrels for 18 months.

Wood Maturation: 18 Months in used 225 liter oak barrels.


Other Vintages

Vergenoegd Old Cape Colony Vintage 2008 John Faure Tinta Barocca
Vergenoegd Old Cape Colony Vintage 2007 John Faure Tinta Barocca
Vergenoegd Old Cape Colony Vintage 2006 John Faure Tinta Barocca
Vergenoegd Old Cape Colony Vintage 2005 John Faure Tinta Barocca

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